Dominican Day 6 – Our last day

Thursday was our last full day in the DR, and it was a great one. We had the privilege of spending most of the day with three LDP students (Leadership Development Program – if you have been reading along you’re clued in that Compassion likes the acronyms)....

Dominican Day 5 – Fun with Richard

Today we got to spend the day hanging out and just having fun with Richard. Everyone on our trip had a fun day with their sponsor kid, and it was so much fun to hang out with them and play around as well as chat with them and get to know them better. Compassion does a...

Dominican Day 4 – an amazing project and a significant story

Today was another incredible day in the DR seeing the work of compassion firsthand. We visited project DR710 and were all blown away by staff, kids, church and work happening here. I’ll share a brief overview and then leave you with a story that I think might...

Dominican Day 3 – head office and CSP

Today was another great day. I’ll try to keep it a bit shorter as morning will again come early! We started by heading into downtown Santa Domingo to Compassion Dominican’s head office. I say downtown with very little sense of if that’s true or not...

Dominican Day 2 – Meeting Richard and going to Church

Today was a very different day than yesterday, but a very good day. We started with a morning off – a rare thing for us as we’re usually at church for most of the day. After lunch we gathered everything that people had brought as gifts for the projects, piled it...

Dominican Day 1 – Playing games and Ricky’s home

Today was our first full day on the ground in the Dominican Republic with Compassion Canada with our team of 13 artists, spouses and Compassion staff. First observation – it’s much warmer here than it was when we left Canada (they don’t have snow!)....

Why I don’t blog more

I love blogs. They’ve become one of my favourite ways of keeping up on what’s going on in the world and exploring various opinions on all kinds of things. I don’t follow any specifically, but probably read a few a day, and usually really enjoy them....

May Camp 2014

Last weekend I had the privilege of leading worship out at Sunnybrae Bible Camp for May Camp 2014. It was awesome! There were 450+ senior high youth and youth leaders from FEB churches all over BC gathering together for one crazy weekend of games, hanging out, worship...

Compassion, Brooks and a free song

There have been some really great things going on in my life in the past little while. Here’s a brief recap! First, I’ve had the privilege to become an Advocate Artist for Compassion Canada. They’re a fantastic non-profit organization releasing...

A terrible, fantastic moment

This last weekend I had the opportunity to lead worship at Youth Edge at Millar College of the Bible (in the booming metropolis of Pambrun, SK). Check out #youthedge2013 on instagram if you want to see what it was like. It was a fantastic weekend filled with all kinds...